LATHAM--Retired Sergeant Major of the ArmyKenneth O. Preston speaks to New York Army National Guard noncommissioned officers during a NCO Professional Development Workshop held at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on Sept. 21, 2018. Eighty NCOs attended the two-day course hosted by New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski. Preston, who currently serves as the Vice President of NCO and Soldier Programs for the Association of the United States Army, was the Army's top NCO from 2004 to 2011. He spoke about the value of NCO education and the role NCOs play in the Army